• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Clinton — At Her Best — Backs Obama « The Washington Independent

Denver–And here she was. As I wrote yesterday, the challenge for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton tonight was far greater than to deliver a speech in support of a man she so bitterly fought during the Democratic Primary season. Clinton had been asked to do more than her duty, be more than a good soldier. She’d been asked to tell the millions of people who made up the coalition that helped her level Sen. Barack Obama in sates like California and Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas to come together for a man so many of them held ill feelings for. She’d been asked to put her party above her pride and heal a party still wounded and weary as it enters the general election. She’d been asked to do the damn-near impossible.

At apporximately 8:41 mountain time, it was her time. Her moment. Following video presentation that was part biography and part music video with clips from “Saturday Night Live” and an introduction by her daughter Chelsea, Clinton basked in the screams that filled the Pepsi Center that seemed to go on forever.

My God, one thought watching from the filing center, could she have done any better? Beginning with her opening remarks when she urged her fellow Dermocrats to “unite as a single party with a single purpose,” she not only had the room but she had the party.

“We are on the same team and none of us can afford to sit on the sidelines,” Clinton said. “This is a fight for the future and its a fight we must win together.”

It was Clinton at her best, a speech that in many ways eclipsed her remarks at Washington’s National Building museum where she chose to eloquently end her campaign. Reflecting on her campaign and her “sisterhood of traveling pant suits” and declaring “No way, no how, no McCain ” Clinton moved seamlessly to a message devoid of her own ego and crystalized the issues Obama stands for and can win with: universal health care. An end to the war in Iraq. The creation of new jobs at home and a return to our moral standing in the world. When she made her remarks that it was appropriate that Sen. John McCain and George W. Bush would be together in the Twin Cities next week because these days “they’re awfully hard to tell apart,” even hardened journalists found themselves breaking out in laughter.

At the very end she was alone on a stage where she expected to give a much different speech on a different night. If Obama is considered a rock star by the media, tonight Clinton matched his power and energy as she looked out onto an audience she once believed would be nominating her as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. And with that she was gone, having done her duty with honor and grace.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.